Jane Hutts failure was that there was no strategic approach, no Wanless action plan, and waiting lists kept getting worse.
All of the stakeholders in health and social services and that is virtually all of us in Wales will recognise Jane Hutts huge contribution to the development of health and social services in a devolved Wales.
SPECULATION was rife last night that Welsh Health Minister Jane Hutt was sacked after the intervention of Tony Blair to ease criticism of Labour as the General Election looms.
Ms Hutt, who refused to give a statement or interview yesterday, remains in the Assembly Cabinet as Business Minister, the Cardiff Bay equivalent of Leader of the House of Commons.
Plaid Cymrus parliamentary leader Elfyn Llwyd said Ms Hutt had been sacked after pressure from the Labour Government in London.
He added, When I re-appointed Jane Hutt to the Health and Social Services portfolio in 2003, she and I both agreed that she would not be Health Minister in the run-up to the 2007 elections.